Quail Egg-Lardo-Morel Ravioli

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So I shove quail eggs into ravioli with extreme regularity. Sue me. Eating yolk ravioli is like having sex with a chubster- you don’t want to admit you do it all the time, but it’s so blubberingly good you can’t resist. Imagine wrapping yourself in warm pockets of pork belly, closing your eyes, and just BEING an orgasm. Remember that Caribbean masseuse who moonlights as a wet nurse and calls you “babygirl” as she rubs you down with aloe dripped […]

Alice Eats Wonderland: Molecular Gastronomy Metamorphosis

Every great journey should be a metamorphosis, and I can think of nothing more life-defining from the canons of literature than Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. In deciding to embody Alice for this, the sixth challenge for Project Food Blog, I was able to approach food from a whimsical perspective, but by the end of the challenge whimsy gave way to growth and in fact I find myself renewed for having seen it through. If you enjoy this journey, why […]

Quail Egg Raviolone aka Inverted Carbonara

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I’m on a bit of a pasta kick these days that involves putting the egg on the inside.  A few months back I made a duck egg raviolo appetizer that complemented the fresh white Alba truffle I shaved over it perfectly.  Now that the Alba truffle season is passed and my inner foodie snob will not allow me to substitute domestics or French blacks, I’m forced to pair my eggs with such exotic ingredients as bacon (really going out on […]

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